At that point, Orchid will become a priority, and 'proper paying work' secondary (though I'll still be doing it, of course). I am going to be poor, but Orchid will get done!
Also good news is the first sighting of the special limited edition hardback of part one. I am printing only fifty copies of this, and 10 are spoken for. It is a fund-raising book, so the price will be a little higher, but each copy will be hand-numbered, signed, and with an original ink drawing inside.
I've not had a great financial year (hence the fundraising book). I did have a wonderful comic strip job lined up, so turned down a couple of longer-term jobs, expecting to start the comic at a moment's notice. Sadly, it didn't work out... I'm not exactly sure why. But there's new stuff for me in the pipeline, so we'll see what happens over the next few months.
In the meantime, here are some photos of the test book - it's going to be a couple of months before I can announce the finished item available to readers. Looks good, eh?